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Little Book of Atheist Spirituality (08 Edition)

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A brilliant, elegant argument for spirituality without God

Can we do without religion? Can we have ethics without God? Is there such thing as atheist spirituality? In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author Andr Comte-Sponville presents a philosophical exploration of atheismand comes to some startling conclusions. According to Comte-Sponville, we have allowed the concept of spirituality to become intertwined with religion, and thus have lost touch with the nature of a true spiritual existence. In order to change this, however, we need not reject the ancient traditions and values that are part of our heritage; rather, we must rethink our relationship to these values and ask ourselves whether their significance comes from the existence of a higher power or simply the human need to connect to one another and the universe. Comte-Sponville offers rigorous, reasoned arguments that take both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions into account, and through his clear, concise, and often humorous prose, he offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.

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In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author presents a philosophical exploration of atheism--and comes to some startling conclusions. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.

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The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

About the Author

André Comte –Sponville is one of Franc‛s preeminent contemporary philosophers. Previously a professor at the Sorbonne, he is the author of A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues, which has been translated into twenty-five languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143114437
Author:
Comte-sponville, Andr
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Huston, Nancy
Author:
Comte-Sponville, Andre
Author:
Huston, Nancy
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.17x4.91x.60 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author presents a philosophical exploration of atheism--and comes to some startling conclusions. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.
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The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

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